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January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
Salida Soup No. 54 will be held in the Ballroom from 6:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, January 16th. Don’t miss it!
About Salida Soup
Salida Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this microgranting dinner, assist a variety of projects in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.
Join us each month for the evolution of fundraising. Bring a potluck item and a $5 donation to be eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy food, drink, art and music, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.
Salida Soup is brought to you by Sellar Project Space’s Partnership for Community Action with a partnership through the Salida Creative District.
About Partnership for Community Action
The mission of PfCA is to create environments where the community can express their shared voice. Our goal is to create events, projects, and programs that are accessible and inclusive, in an effort to inspire social change. For more information, click here.
About the Salida Creative District
The Creative District Program is designed to assist certified districts in continuing to grow, expand and support the arts and creative industries in their communities, in an effort to create economic sustainability.
Salida, located on the banks of the Arkansas River and with 12 nearby peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation, is known for its skiing, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping, horseback riding, tennis and golf. The area was originally settled by the Ute Indians who favored the area’s natural hot springs. The City of Salida was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande railroads in 1880. The usual mix of industries: mining, quarrying, smelting, agriculture and retail trade along with the usual related saloons, gambling and prostitution existed at various times and magnitudes.
Home to a lively historic downtown, Salida celebrates its wonderful examples of turn-of-the-last-century commercial structures. In 2012, Colorados Governor John Hickenlooper designated Salida as a Certified Creative District for its dozens of artist-owned studios and galleries, entrepreneurs, restaurants, unique shops, breweries and distilleries. Being an unpretentious, bike friendly town led to Salida’s designation as a Top 10 2009 Best Small Towns in Outside Magazine. The New York Times featured Salida as a haven, describing it as the outdoor life, with no attitude.
For more information on the Salida Creative District, click here.